Accession Number : ADA293280

Title :   Operational Maneuver From the Sea: Principles of War Apply.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Jerothe, Douglas J.

PDF Url : ADA293280

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : As the naval service approaches the 21st century with a revised philosophy about warfighting, it will be the combatant commander who is ultimately responsible for shaping the battlespace in this new strategic landscape. Creating the conditions necessary to achieve the military objective will be a driving factor in shaping operations. The principles of war will serve the combatant commander in the planning process of establishing those conditions. Operational Maneuver From The Sea(OMFTS) is clearly a new concept for employing the Navy and Marine Corps team. However, the basic fundamentals of warfighting are not new; embedded in the tabloids of history are their success in combat. As the naval service embraces the concepts behind OMFTS, combatant commanders should not cast away the principles that have lasted thousands of years. It is the principles of war that provide the architecture for building OMFTS. When applied to the traditional principles, OMFTS will serve to dissipate the fog of war. (AN)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, LESSONS LEARNED, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, OPERATIONAL READINESS, THREAT EVALUATION, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, NAVAL WARFARE, MANEUVERS, STRATEGIC WARFARE, NAVAL PLANNING, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE